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Fear of Instability Behind Egypt’s Readiness to Send Troops to Libya, Experts Say

Libya’s civil war and its role in regional stability have become more uncertain since June 20 when the Egyptian parliament authorized its troops to cross…

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Former Ivory Coast International Footballer Runs for Football Federation Presidency

Former internationally known Ivory Coast football player Didier Drogba entered the race to be president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Saturday. Hundreds gathered to…

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Zimbabwean Author Freed After Night in Jail for Protest

An internationally known Zimbabwean author and several other people have been released on bail on Saturday, after spending a night in police cells for protesting…

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Botswana’s Capital Back in Lockdown After COVID-19 Cases Double

Botswana has put its capital, Gaborone, back into a two-week lockdown starting Friday, closing schools and restricting movements, after confirmed local COVID-19 transmissions doubled this…

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Zimbabwe Protests Stopped by Government Soldiers

A heavy security presence in Zimbabwe’s capital Friday shut down planned opposition protests against the government’s handling of corruption and the economy. On social media…

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Fear & Stigma Keep Nigerians from Helping Contact Tracers

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Nigeria increases, contact tracing of patients in the country’s communities is becoming more difficult for health officials….

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South African Environmentalists Sue to Clean Up Toxic Mines

A sandy hill is all that remains of a Mintails gold mining operation, just outside Johannesburg. Mintails, an Australian-owned company, is being sued, along with…

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Landlocked Botswana Truck Drivers Face COVID-19 Dilemma

Trucker Wisiso Balathi used to look forward to his daily drive from his home country, Botswana, to pick up goods in neighboring South Africa. But since the…

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